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Start: 10:30 am
Join us at the Book Fare Café for a free event with author Julia Pandl for her book Memoir of the Sunday Brunch. Book Fare will have special brunch menu items to purchase for those who would like to enjoy a meal while listening to Julia talk about her book. Julia Pandl's story is a great one. She wrote and self-published Memoir of the Sunday Brunch. She arranged events with independent restaurants, connected them to local bookstores, and sold close to 2,000 copies in the first 6 months of publication. The bookstore buzz caught the attention of an agent, and ultimately the attention of Executive Editor Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books (editor of Water for Elephants). Now, almost two years later, we are thrilled to bring Memoir of the Sunday Brunch to a larger stage. Framed by hilarious accounts of life lessons learned amidst the seemingly mundane tasks of working in her family's restaurant, from how to steal scalding hot breakfast sausages to the difficulties of filleting trout with a hangover, Julia Pandl's book paints a poignant picture of her special relationship with her father, and the struggles she faces at the end of her parents' lives. Part coming-of-age story à la The Tender Bar, part window into the mysteries of the restaurant business à la Kitchen Confidential, this honest and lively memoir appeals to both the food-lover and the devoted family member in all of us. Julia Pandl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she still lives and works. Memoir of the Sunday Brunch is her first book. When she is not writing and otherwise working, she moonlights as a stand-up comic.
Start: 10:30 am
End: 11:00 am
Instead of our usual preschool storytime, Village Books welcomes kids of all ages to the Readings Gallery to listen to Dr. Seuss stories to celebrate Read Across America Day. Our bookseller Claire will read some of the greatest Dr. Seuss books, followed by a Cat in the Hat craft. Read Across America Day is sponsored by the National Education Association.
Start: 4:00 pm
Travel with Jim and Betty in their 16 ft. outboard boat 438 miles in two weeks in British Columbia. Betty's book is a keepsake for those who love the Inlet. The book has vital cruising information for those with less experience. Reached only by boat and float plane, Betty Jo Wright shows how you can enjoy Princess Louisa Inlet even without a boat of your own. Betty Wright, author of Adventuring to Princess Louisa Inlet, is widely acclaimed for her husband, Jim's, and her cruises in their 16 ft. outboard boat traveling 438 miles from Anacondas, WA to magnificent Princess Louisa Inlet in British Columbia in 1957, '58 and '59. A life member of the Princess Louisa International Society, the Directors have honored her with a plaque at the Inlet for her continuing support for safe cruising and protecting more of Princess Louisa from all development. Village Books is pleased to carry copies of Betty's book. Please call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.